In January this year, there were reports that Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal starrer hit OH My God will have a sequel once again starring the two actors. However, the latest developments have suggested that Akshay will reprise his role but Paresh Rawal will be replaced by some other actor.
According to a report published in a daily OMG 2 will not feature Paresh Rawal. In fact, the film will be joined by none other than Pankaj Tripathi.
Koimoi quoted a source as saying, “Oh My God 2 will feature Pankaj Tripathi as the lead character alongside Akshay Kumar, who gets back to play his role from the first part. The discussions have been going on for quite some time with Pankaj and everything is now locked.”
This will be Akshay and Pankaj’s second collaboration after Farhad Samji Bachchan Pandey, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Talking about when the shoot will begin the source said that it would be a two-month schedule starting September. The insider elaborated, “The pre-production work has begun with a team working in isolation to explore the probable locations of the shoot, and also deciding on designing the sets in the city. The film will be wrapped up in one go by the month of October.”
Akshay will wrap up the remaining of Anand L Rai’s Raksha Bandhan before he jumps up to OMG 2. While the first OMG was directed by Umesh Shukla, it is said that some other director will helm this film. The film will be produced by Ashwin Varde and Akshay Kumar.